Reading helps us in every area of our lives. It helps us become successful in school and later in our careers and it helps us grow as individuals by either teaching us new information or by allowing us to step into someone else’s shoes. Reading can also help us become more compassionate and empathetic, as well as give us pure enjoyment and relaxation. February is when many schools and libraries celebrate I Love to Read Month. It is a month-long celebration for all things reading.
Helping students have the best chance to be successful learners is the first priority for us in school. This happens in many ways – having great teachers and staff, providing the right tools (computers, books, etc.) and taking care of the social and emotional needs of our students.
February is when many schools and libraries celebrate I Love to Read Month. It is a month long celebration for all things reading. Some may wonder what is the big deal about reading and will ask why it takes a month to celebrate. I would argue that a month is not nearly long enough. Reading should be celebrated, practiced, practiced and then practiced some more as it is the foundation for life in so many ways. Let me share with you some reading facts first and then challenge you.